The Rats of Tobruk

“a tribute to the exploits and courage of the Australian fighting forces”

Paul Byrnes

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Australian, Historical, War

92 min

1944

Charles Chauvel

synopsis

A war time drama which follows the characters Bluey (Grant Taylor), Milo (Chips Rafferty) and Peter (Peter Finch) who join the 2nd AIF at the outbreak of World War Two. They serve together in North Africa, where they take part in the defence of Tobruk. Peter is killed before the end of the siege and the others continue fighting in New Guinea where Milo is also killed. The film ends when Bluey, the only survivor, returns home to his waiting girlfriend Kate Carmody (Pauline Garrick). 

 

cast:

Grant Taylor, Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty, Pauline Garrick, Mary Gay

crew:

Charles Chauvel,

fan quotes:

"Classic Oz production...A good Anzac movie to have in a wartime DVD collection." - Paul Schirley

film links:

Umbrella Website

 

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